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March 29, 2023

Cincy Back-to-School Events

Make back to school exciting and head to one of these cool parties and events! Your kids will be ready for school in no time!

Once Upon a Child Kick-Off Event
Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Once Upon a Child Hyde Park, 3880-D Paxton Ave., Cincinnati
Browse a huge selection of everything your kids need for school for a low price – athletic wear, jeans, shoes, jackets, hoodies, uniforms, clothes and more! Plus save even more with tax-free shopping! 
Back to School Stroll & Shop at Rookwood Commons and Pavilion
Wednesday, August 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 3805 Edwards Road, Cincinnati
Stroll around and shop at the center! Each family gets a custom shopping bag to browse the local vendors and grab some goodies and giveaways; plus everyone can enjoy entertainment from the Cincinnati Circus, and take advantage of a “Touch-a-Truck” by the Norwood Police and Fire Departments.
Liberty Center Back to School Block Party
Sunday, August 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
Park, Square and Sabin Hall, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Butler County
Presented by the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Advisory Committee, this fun block party will be loaded with activities including health screenings, a variety of kids’ activities, snacks, vision testings and tons more!
Reach Out Lakota School Supply Park Pack
Monday, August 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Fort Liberty Playground, Hamilton
Come out and help Reach Out Lakota with their back-to-school efforts and help pack up writing utensils in pencil bags for local high school students. Help needed! All ages are welcome! Host by Moms on a Mission.
Family Back-to-School Party
Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Mall at Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek
Come out to this free back-to-school party featuring Mr.C and his hair raising science fun!
Back to School Pool Party at the YMCA
Saturday, August 3, 12 – 3 p.m.
Carl H. Lindner YMCA, 1425B Linn St., Cincinnati
It’s a luau-themed pool party! Grab a walking taco with some refreshments while enjoying entertainment and water games! Plus take advantage of cool giveaways, and get their quick, the first 25 families receive a free bag with school supplies!
Mother / Daughter Back to School Shopping Party
Tuesday, August 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kenwood Athleta, 7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati
A great way to spend some quality mommy and daughter time before the school year begins! Enjoy a unique shopping party, complete with hair braiding by Paragon Salon and mother/daughter facials by Cypress Beauty. There will be refreshments and awesome giveaways, too! 
Middle School Back-to-School Party 
Tuesday, August 6, 7 – 9 p.m.
Wyoming Swim Club, 1239 Firewood Drive, Cincinnati
All 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Wyoming, WSC members AND non-members are invited to this fun back-to-school party! (no siblings; non-members will need to take a WSC swim test before getting in the pool if they have not done so already this summer.) $3 per student includes a pool party and a cool treat.
5th Grade Back to School Party
Monday, August 5, 7 – 9 p.m. 
Wyoming Swim Club, 1239 Firewood Drive, Cincinnati
This cool swim party is for all 5th graders in Wyoming, WSC members AND non-members (no siblings; non-members will need to take a WSC swim test before getting in the pool if they have not done so already this summer.) $2 per student covers pool party and cool treat.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.